Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

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VICE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY:

Alben Barkley
Alben Barkley
Bess Truman
Bess Truman

OVERVIEW:

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The Miller Center (UVA)
American National Biography
American Presidents: (C-SPAN)
Truman (PBS)
History Channel
Obituary (New York Times)

THE FIRST LADY:

Elizabeth TrumanNational First Ladies’ Library
The White House
White House Historical Association
First Ladies (C-SPAN)

PAPERS/ RESOURCES:

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Truman Library
Online Documents (Truman Library)
Daily Calendar (Truman Library)
Public Papers (Truman Library)
Public Papers (American Presidency Project)
Public Papers (National Archives)
Acheson’s Memoranda of Conversations
Oral Histories (Truman Library)
Presidential Recordings (Miller Center)
National Archives

BOOKS:

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1948 ELECTION:

Thomas Dewey
Thomas Dewey
Strom Thurmond
Strom Thurmond

 

 

 

 

 

Results

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INAUGURATIONS:

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1945 Swearing In (Video)
1945 Address to Congress (TranscriptAudio)
1949 Address (Transcript, Video, Washington Post)
Library of Congress (1945, 1949)
Joint Congressional Committee (1945, 1949)

SUPREME COURT NOMINEES:

Fred Vinson
Fred Vinson

Sherman Minton (1949)
Tom Clark (1949)
Fred Vinson (1946)
Harold Burton (1945)

CABINET/ APPOINTMENTS:TrumanCabinet

Vice President:
Alben W. Barkley

Press Secretary:
Roger Tubby (1952–1953 )
Joseph Short (1950–1952)
Stephen Early (1950)
Charlie Ross (1945–1950)
Jonathan W. Daniels (1945 )

Secretary of Agriculture:
Charles F. Brannan (1948–1953)
Clinton P. Anderson (1945–1948)
Claude R. Wickard (1945)

Secretary of Commerce:
Charles Sawyer (1948–1953)
William Averell Harriman (1946–1948)
Henry A. Wallace (1945–1946)

Director of Central Intelligence:
Walter B. Smith (1950–1953)
Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter (1947–1950)
Hoyt S. Vandenberg (1946–1947)
Sidney W. Souers (1946)

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
Omar Bradley (1949-1953)
William D. Leahy (1942-1949)

Secretary of Defense:
Robert Lovett (1951–1953)
George C. Marshall (1950–1951)
Louis Johnson (1949–1950)
James V. Forrestal (1947–1949)

Secretary of the Interior:
Oscar L. Chapman (1949–1953)
Julius A. Krug (1946–1949)
Harold L. Ickes (1945–1946)

Attorney General:
James P. McGranery (1952–1953)
J. Howard McGrath (1949–1952)
Thomas C. Clark (1945–1949)
Francis B. Biddle (1945)

Secretary of Labor:
Maurice J. Tobin (1948–1953)
Lewis B. Schwellenbach (1945–1948)
Frances Perkins (1945)

Secretary of the Navy:
James V. Forrestal (1945–1947)

Postmaster General:
Jesse M. Donaldson (1947–1953)
Robert E. Hannegan (1945–1947)
Frank C. Walker (1945)

Secretary of State:
Dean G. Acheson (1949–1953)
George C. Marshall (1947–1949)
James Byrnes (1945–1947)
Edward R. Stettinius Jr. (1945)

Secretary of the Treasury:
John W. Snyder (1946–1953)
Frederick M. Vinson (1945–1946)
Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (1945)

United Nations Ambassador:
Warren Austin (1947-1953)
Edward Stettinius, Jr. (1945-1946)

Secretary of War:
Kenneth C. Royall (1947)
Robert P. Patterson (1945–1947)
Henry L. Stimson (1945)

Chairman of the Federal Reserve:
Thomas B. McCabe (1948-1951)
William M. Martin, Jr. (1951-1970)

CONGRESS:

Speaker of the House:
Samuel T. Rayburn (1940-1947)
Joseph W. Martin, Jr. (1947-1949)
Samuel T. Rayburn (1949-1953)

Senate Majority Leader:
Alben Barkley (1937-1947)
Wallace H. White, Jr. (1947-1949)
Scott W. Lucas (1949-1951)
Ernest W. McFarland (1951-1953)

 

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